FCC Seeks Comment on Impact of 2010 Law Targeting Accessibility for Disabled Persons

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The FCC has released a public notice seeking comment on the tentative findings for the biennial report to Congress required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010  (CVAA).  The next CVAA biennial report is due to Congress on October 8, 2018, and it must provide an assessment of industry compliance over the past two years with Sections 255, 716, and 718 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act).   Collectively, these laws require telecommunications and advanced communications services (ACS) and equipment to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.  The report will also address accessibility barriers that still exist with respect to new communications technologies, and the effect of the accessibility-related recordkeeping and enforcement requirements under Section 717 of the Act on the development and deployment of such new technologies.  Information is sought for the period from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017.  Comments are due on or before Thursday, August 23, 2018.

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